Website usage

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy (opposite) govern Nook Home’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.


Terms and Conditions of Use of nookhome.uk

1 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Your access to and use of nookhome.uk ("the Website") is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.

2 ADVICE
The contents of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.

3 CHANGES TO WEBSITE
nookhome.uk reserves the right to:
3.1 change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that nookhome.uk shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal; and
3.2 change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

4 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

5 COPYRIGHT
5.1 All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to nookhome.uk or otherwise used by nookhome.uk as permitted by law.
5.2 In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

6 DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
6.1 The Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
6.2 To the extent permitted by law, nookhome.uk will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.
6.3 nookhome.uk makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
6.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of nookhome.uk for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of nookhome.uk or that of its employees or agents.

7 PRIVACY AND COOKIES
7.1 Use of the Website is also governed by our privacy policy (opposite) which is incorporated into these terms and conditions. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the link above.
7.2 The Website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are created by a web server and stored on your computer when you visit a website. The Website uses cookies for the following purposes:
• To store the contents of a visitor's shopping basket
• To identify what site referred the visitor to the Website
• To record analytics data
Further details of cookies are included in our privacy policy (opposite). By accepting these terms and conditions, you are giving consent to nookhome.uk to place cookies on your computer. Please read the information contained in the Privacy Policy prior to acceptance.
If you wish to opt-out of our placing cookies on your computer, please adjust your internet browser’s settings to restrict cookies as detailed in your internet browser’s help menu. You may also wish to delete cookies which have already been placed. For instructions on how to do this, please consult your internet browser’s help menu.

8 INDEMNITY
You agree to indemnify and hold nookhome.uk and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against nookhome.uk arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.

9 SEVERANCE
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

10 GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


Updated 01 December 2019

Privacy policy

This page explains my approach to privacy on all my websites and how it affects you.


Short version

  • I collect anonymous statistics about your visit, such as which of my web pages you viewed.
  • Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
  • If you sign up with me I take great care to keep your information safe and will never share it with others without your express permission.
  • I never share your data with 3rd parties except to help me deliver my own services.
  • These are just the key points. If you would like further details, please read on...

Long version

Measuring my visitors

I measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within the site, how you arrived at the site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so I don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited my site.

The information I collect from analytics helps me understand what parts of my sites are doing well, how people arrive at the site and so on. Like most website owners, I use this information simply to make the website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks

These services provide social buttons and similar features which I use on my website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and I do not control myself. To function, their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. I do not have any access to that information, nor can I control how those networks use it.

Social networks, therefore, could know that you’re viewing this website if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As my website is remarkably inoffensive I imagine this is not a concern for most users.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored within a user’s web browser. A cookie does not contain software programmes, spyware or viruses and most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience – e.g. enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

What are the advantages of cookies?
A cookie contains information linked from a web browser (the user) to a specific web server (the website). If a web browser accesses that web server again, the web server can read the last information processed. Cookies ensure a user-friendly experience for many online offers and services – e.g. language preferences, privacy settings, shopping baskets on online shops, relevant adverts etc.

What cookies do I use?
Google analytics: This is to generate statistical information as described above. The information is NOT personally identifiable.

Can I control cookies?
Yes. Web browsers offer cookie management settings, usually found in the browsers tools option. Users can delete specific cookies and it is even possible to set a browser to reject all cookies. However, choosing to disable all cookies could significantly affect your web browsing experience as many Internet services rely on them.

If you sign up for a service

When you sign up for any of my services – paid or otherwise – I will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address.

I will also collect and store information about your use of our services so as to improve them. For example, I keep a log of what features are being used at any time.

I also log account and transaction history for accounting purposes and to monitor my business activities.

Emails

I may send you information which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or special offers), which you can opt out of at any time.

I will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver my own services, as detailed above.

Security

I take many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These precautions include:

  • Use of SSL encryption for sensitive data
  • Hardware stored in secured datacentres behind firewalls
  • All access to information restricted by password and/or secure key
  • Restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location

Whilst I take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected, I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Of course, you are responsible for keeping your passwords and user details confidential. I, or anyone genuinely acting on my behalf, will never ask you for your password, so please don’t trust anybody asking you for it.


Updates to this policy

I may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology or the law changes. You can always check this page for the latest version.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or your personal data, please write to me by email email us or by post to:

Robert Bryant
1 Hartley Fold Cottages, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4JH


Updated 01 December 2019